It’s actually legal to grow your own weed, but hold your bongs first folks, you need permission to grow them.
According to Astro AWANI, cannabis can be grown for medical and research purposes but growers need to get permission from the Ministry of Health beforehand.
National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) Chief Director Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah said in Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 there’s legal provision that allows anyone to grow cannabis under specific conditions and permission.
“I’ve read before that about Malaysians that produced cannabis oil successfully. I think it’d be better if research was done in Malaysia.”
“If we look at the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, cannabis plant can be cultivated for medical purposes. That’s why it’s important to get approval from the Ministry of Health beforehand first.”
Zulkifli said if cannabis has medical benefits, those who intent to work on the research should do something and work within existing rules and regulations. He also said it should be regulated so it won’t be misused for other purposes.
“If cannabis really has medical benefits, then it’s important that the MOH approves it first because they have the authority do so” said Zulkifli.
Day by day, more people are waking up to the medical benefits that marijuana has, and if medical research is booming in Malaysia, we can soon start enjoying the many ganjaran appropriately.
Zulkilfi even said “Maybe one day, Malaysia can be an exporter of cannabis oil, but based of rules and regulations set by authorities.”
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